It was actually cool when we took the dogs out to feed them on Sunday morning. It was less humid and cooler than one could hope for in August, so I hit the trails after a big breakfast of waffles and bacon. It was the best hiking weather we've had in a while and it was too nice to last, so I figured I'd better make the most of it.
Two miles was enough for Trooper and Gigi, but they held up pretty well in the cooler weather. I brought them home and picked up Max. Maya and Max and I did another four miles.
At that point Maya had walked nine miles with me. I decided to leave her at home and I set out with the two rottweilers next. Sparky and Barkley hadn't been out a lot lately so they were very enthusiastic, which helped carry me for the next three miles.
|The total for the day was over 12 miles.|
The walks today included every dog we have except Vince, and I can't really imagine putting Vince on a leash for a hike in the woods. He does his own thing and we are both happy about that. I took Maya down to Scottsville to the James River Brewery Sunday late afternoon. She was tired but was happy to come along, although she seemed a bit put out by the presence of two other dogs in the beer garden.